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United States Common Sense interviews Alim Seytoff

  • Tue, 07/16/2013 - 22:39

Charles Faddis speaks with Mr. Alim A. Seytoff, Esq., the President of The Uyghur American Association.

Urumqi's mixture of cultures is unique in China. (DPerstin/Flickr)

Central Asia's Most Important City Is ... Not in Central Asia

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 17:04

It's in China. Welcome to Urumqi.

China’s Wild West: A Cautionary Tale of Ethnic Conflict and Development

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 15:04

While the international media has extensively analyzed the demonstrations and street clashes in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt over the last several weeks, there has been very little coverage of the street violence happening in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (aka East Turkistan). 

Regional Strategies of China and the Eastern Turkestan Issue

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 14:58

China is ruled by a regime blinded by rich anger and has determined to adopt unpeaceful regional plans and strategies behind the efforts to assimilate diversities and eliminate opponents in East Turkestan.

Playing the Long Game: Unrest and Changing Demography in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 14:56

The latest bout of violence between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese erupted in Lukqun, a township in China’s far western province called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Bristling, with weapons

Unveiled threats

  • Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:00

More outbreaks of violence show the government’s policies are not working

Anti-terrorism police forces in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region held a swearing-in ceremony on June 29, following violent clashes which killed at least 35 people last week. Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party, attended the ceremony.

Uyghurs Failed by China’s Policies

  • Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:33

Two recent incidents in northwest China have called to attention the dire situation among Uyghurs and the need for a far-reaching review of policies for Chinese officials.

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith

  • Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:29

At a holy site in the Central Asian desert, the indigenous Uyghur people tie rice and corn to grave-markers to "feed" spirits and protect the souls of their dead.

Xinjiang beefed up army force after the latest riot. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang violence a sad indictment of Beijing's policy

  • Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:25

Raffaello Pantucci says the promised economic boom isn't trickling down

Annual Mobilization in Xinjiang?

  • Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:23

Much has happened since I documented the emergence of a terrorism narrative for the June 26 incident.